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 Sheltered Journey

Sheltered Journey

By Janice Wiggins
A place where parents and caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and intellectual challenges can feel a little less alone on their journey.
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Sheltered Journey - Episode 40 - The System
A talk about all of the various systems parents and caregivers of children living with challenges navigate and the similarities in feelings regarding working within these systems to advocate for a child.
26:46
February 03, 2022
Sheltered Journey - Episode 39 - Guilt
A talk about the role guilt plays in the lives of parents and caregivers of children living with challenges.
15:04
January 18, 2022
Sheltered Journey - Episode 38 - Resetting Ourselves
A talk about some of the ways that parents and caregivers of children living with challenges can give themselves a fresh start even in the most difficult of times.  
14:22
January 04, 2022
Sheltered Journey - Episode 37 - Reminders
A talk about important reminders for parents and caregivers of children living with challenges.
15:00
December 21, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 36 - Interpreters
A talk about how parents and caregivers of children living with challenges sometimes play the role of interpreters to others not familiar with this journey.
17:14
December 14, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 35 - Giving Ourselves Permission
A talk about the need for parents and caregivers to give themselves permission to feel the range of emotions that are a part of the journey of loving a child living with challenges.
14:55
December 07, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 34 - Unpacking Feelings
A talk about unpacking feelings that parents and caregivers of children living with challenges may tuck away and not address on the journey of loving and advocating for their child.
15:32
November 30, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 33 - The Holidays
A talk about the unique issues parents and caregivers face during the holidays and ways to get through and cope during the holiday season.
18:56
November 23, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 32 - The Loneliness of the Journey
A talk about the role loneliness plays in the lives of parents and caregivers of children living with challenges.
16:10
November 16, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 31 - Surviving and Thriving
A talk about parents and caregivers living in survival mode while moving toward and touching into thriving mode.
19:40
November 09, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 30 - Parent Shaming
A talk about the feelings of shame parents and caregivers may feel on the journey of loving and advocating for a child living with challenges.
15:12
November 02, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 29 - Exhausted
A talk about the inevitable exhaustion faced by parents and caregivers of children living with challenges.
14:26
October 26, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 28 - Could Be Worse
A talk about the balance between gratefulness and accepting the inevitable feelings that come along with being on this journey.
16:12
October 19, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 27 - Communicating with People in the Know
A talk about the interactions parents and caregivers of children living with challenges have with the various professionals in their lives.
14:51
October 12, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 26 - Perception vs. Reality
A talk about how our lives and those of others are not always what they seem.
21:09
October 05, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 25 - My Own Worst Enemy
A talk about how parents and caregivers of children living with challenges can sometimes be their own worst critics despite all that they do to love, support, and advocate for their children.  
15:07
September 27, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 24 - Difficult Feelings
A talk about the sometimes difficult feelings that arise in parents and caregivers as a result of loving and advocating for a child living with challenges.  
17:14
September 20, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 23 - The Power of Understanding
A talk about understanding and the role it plays in the lives of parents and caregivers of children living with challenges.
18:41
September 13, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 22 - The Things We Celebrate
A talk about some of the things parents and caregivers of children living with challenges celebrate.
20:18
September 07, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 21 - Relationships
A talk about our different relationships and how they are affected on the journey of loving and supporting a child living with challenges.
26:28
August 31, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 20 - How Have You Changed?
A talk about the many ways that parents and caregivers change as the result of caring for a child living with challenges.
14:18
August 23, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 19 - The Face
A talk about the facial expressions parents and caregivers of children living with challenges see on their journeys.
14:04
August 16, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 18 - Things People Say
A talk about the sometimes hurtful things people say to parents and caregivers of children with challenges. 
15:40
August 08, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 17 - No Easy Answers
A talk about the questions and answers -- some of them difficult -- of parents and caregivers of children with challenges.
14:40
August 02, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 16 - No Need To Call Back
A talk about the overwhelming pressure and stress parents and caregivers feel on this journey.
14:35
July 26, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 15 - Let It Out
A talk about the importance of letting out emotions, even the uncomfortable ones.
14:05
July 19, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 14 - What's In Your Toolbox?
A talk about the importance of personalized toolboxes for parents and caregivers of children with challenges.
20:09
July 12, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 13 - The Greatest Balancing Act on Earth
How parents and caregivers can find balance between their lives and the lives of their children living with challenges.
19:08
July 05, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 12 - Speaking the Language
A talk about the common languages spoken by parents and caregivers of children with challenges.
20:14
June 28, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 11 - Call Me By My Middle Name
A talk about the need for parents and caregivers to take a break and creative ways to do it.
14:12
June 21, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 10 - On a Scale of 0 to 10
Measuring the bumpiness of the journeys of parents and caregivers of children living with emotional, behavioral, developmental and intellectual challenges.
19:25
June 14, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 9 - Pardon Our Appearance
A look at the adjustments and modifications parents and caregivers make to their homes and living spaces to address the needs of their children. 
22:54
June 07, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 8 - The Blame Game
The role blame plays in the lives of parents and caregivers.
20:14
May 31, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 7 - Medicated
A look at psychiatric medication and the judgments involved.
22:53
May 24, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 6 - PTSD
How parents and caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and intellectual challenges might experience PTSD-like symptoms.
17:56
May 17, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 5 - Have You Tried?
A look at how "Have You Tried?" statements are received by parents and caregivers of children with special needs and challenges.
16:02
May 10, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 4 - The Forgotten Child
A talk about the siblings of children with behavioral, emotional, developmental, and intellectual challenges.
21:11
May 03, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 3 - Telling the Story
A look at how parents and caregivers of children with special needs and challenges tell the stories of the children in their lives.
20:56
April 26, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 2 - The Fight
A look at the often unspoken fights that parents and caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and intellectual challenges face in their journeys.
23:24
April 19, 2021
Sheltered Journey - Episode 1 - Shelter from the Storm
The first episode of Sheltered Journey covers the idea behind this podcast for parents and caregivers (and those that support them) of children with emotional, behavior, developmental, and intellectual challenges.
19:01
April 10, 2021